Beautiful 19th-Century Scientific Infographics

Curator: Alicia Cheng and Sarah Gephart
date: November 4, 2014
Categories: Information Design
Tags: infographics
Science writer and editor Edward Livingston Youmans (1821-1887) was someone we would have liked to meet. Trained as a chemist and doctor, he was a pioneer in popularizing science and scientific culture. 

This outtake from his 1854 Chemical Atlas is one of many examples of infographics we would have loved to create.
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Eleanor Lutz's Butterflies of North America

Curator: Alicia Cheng and Sarah Gephart
date: November 3, 2014
Categories: Information Design
Tags: infographics
We're always trolling for data visualizations that inspire and intrigue. Both of us are drawn to more historic examples of information design as well as more creative approaches. This week, we'll share a few of our favorites with you.

First up, we love this animated chart of North American butterflies by Eleanor Lutz. It's lovely, simple and totally seductive.
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Clients from Hell (and Not the Website)

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 31, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Environmental Design
Tags: architecture, client, holidays

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.

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Virgin Airline's 6-Hour Ad is Both Utterly Captivating and Utterly Boring

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 30, 2014
Categories: Advertising
Tags: boredom, storytelling

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.


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Dr. Frankenstein's Busy Making the Perfect Human. NBD.

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 29, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design, Environmental Design
Tags: exhibition, history

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.

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